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HCL AppScan CodeSweep

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HCL AppScan CodeSweep

Scan for security issues in code


Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file.

- name: HCL AppScan CodeSweep
  uses: HCL-TECH-SOFTWARE/appscan-codesweep-action@v1
Learn more about this action in HCL-TECH-SOFTWARE/appscan-codesweep-action
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HCL AppScan CodeSweep Github Action

Your GitHub code is better and more secure with HCL AppScan CodeSweep for GitHub. For free.

The HCL AppScan CodeSweep for GitHub extension enables you to check your code on every pull request. Run as a GitHub action, the extension identifies vulnerabilities in changed code with every update. But more than just identifying issues, the HCL AppScan CodeSweep for GitHub extension tells you what you need to know to mitigate issues — before they make it to the main branch.



Register on HCL AppScan on Cloud (ASoC) to generate your API key/secret.


  1. After logging into ASoC, go to the API page to generate your API key/secret pair. These must be used in the asoc_key and asoc_secret parameters for the action. It's recommended to store them as secrets in your repository. adingkeys_animation
  2. Add the following file to your repository under .github/workflows/main.yml or add to an existing workflow file:
name: "HCL AppScan CodeSweep"
on: [pull_request]
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v1
      - name: Run AppScan CodeSweep
        uses: HCL-TECH-SOFTWARE/appscan-codesweep-action@v1
          asoc_key: ${{secrets.ASOC_KEY}}
          asoc_secret: ${{secrets.ASOC_SECRET}}
      GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN}}

Note If you use checkout@v2 you must set fetch-depth to 0. For example:

uses: actions/checkout@v2
  fetch-depth: 0

Optional Parameters

  • status - The status of the checks if any security issues are found. Must be one of 'action_required', 'failure', or 'neutral'. The default is neutral. For example:
  status: failure


Annotations are added to the diff view, showing any vulnerable lines of code and a checkrun is added to provide additional details, including good and bad code samples and mitigation information. annotation_screenshot

Supported Languages

The HCL AppScan CodeSweep action supports scanning the following languages/dialects:

Android-Java Objective-C/Objective-C++
Angular PHP
C C++
Cobol Perl
ColdFusion Python
Dart React
Golang React Native
Groovy Ruby
Ionic Scala
Java Swift
JavaScript T-SQL
JQuery TypeScript
Kotlin VueJS
MooTools .Net (C#, VB.NET, ASP.Net)
NodeJS Xamarin

Join the community

Use the CodeSweep slack channel to report any feedback or ask general questions about the HCL AppScan CodeSweep action.